syringomyelia[sə riŋ′gō mī ē′lē ə]
a chronic, progressive disease of the spinal cord, characterized by the formation of cavities filled with liquid within the spinal cord
Origin of syringomyeliaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek syrinx (see syringe) + myelos, marrow
A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances.
Origin of syringomyeliaNew Latin s&ymacron;ringomyelia : Greek sūrinx, sūring-, spinal cavity + Greek muelos, marrow (from mūs, mouse, muscle; see mūs- in Indo-European roots).